The White House announced on Tuesday that it will not comply with requests for information from the three House committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The news came shortly after Trump instructed European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland from testifying before the committees and continues a pattern of resistance to oversight long established by the White House even before the impeachment inquiry began.

Joining the President's outside counsel will be former Republican South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy. Gowdy will likely have to defend the White House's decision to withhold information from Congress, but one of the best counterarguments to that decision has already been made...by Gowdy himself.

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The Washington Post reported last week that Ivanka Trump had used a personal email account for official White House business throughout much of 2017.

Predictably, Donald Trump responded by dismissing any concerns about the report, denying any comparison between what Ivanka did and what he railed against Hillary Clinton for during the 2016 campaign.

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At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) expressed his frustration with the length of the Mueller probe, urging Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to, in his words:

finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart.

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Trey Gowdy. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the House Oversight Committee Chairman, said he is now "more convinced" that the FBI acted appropriately in its handling of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, breaking with President Donald Trump's claims that the Obama administration gathered information to spy on the Trump campaign. (The president and his supporters have referred to this as "Spygate.)

“President Trump himself in the Comey memos said if anyone connected with my campaign was working with Russia, I want you to investigate it, and it sounds to me like that is exactly what the FBI did,” Gowdy told host Martha MacCallum. “I think when the president finds out what happened, he is going to be not just fine, he is going to be glad that we have an FBI that took seriously what they heard.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - MARCH 20: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) speaks a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. While both the Senate and House Intelligence committees have received private intelligence briefings in recent months, Monday's hearing is the first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

During an appearance on Fox News, Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) defended a referral by special counsel Robert Mueller that led to the raid of the president's personal lawyer's home, office, and hotel room last week.

“I don’t know what Mueller was supposed to do other than what he did. When a prosecutor comes in contact with information or evidence of a crime, what are you supposed to do, other than refer to the appropriate jurisdiction?" Gowdy asked Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

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Representative Trey Gowdy appears on Fox News. (Screenshot via Twitter)

Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," had some strong advice for John Dowd, an attorney of President Donald Trump's who has called for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference.

"If you have an innocent client, Mr. Dowd, act like it," Gowdy said. "The President's attorney frankly does him a disservice when he says that."

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) speaks at House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Representative Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence says the much-debated Nunes memo, which alleges abuses of covert surveillance powers by the FBI, does not vindicate Donald Trump, and that it will not have "any impact on the Russia probe."

Gowdy made the comments while speaking to CBS's Margaret Brennan during an appearance on Face the Nation.

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